A Grant from the Northfield Bank Foundation Engages the Faith Community in Mentoring Girls from Brooklyn and Staten Island
Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic (NTAC) received a grant from Northfield Bank Foundation to initiate a project engaging the faith community in nonprofit work involving faith leaders and girls from Brooklyn and Staten Island. Twenty girls were mentored by, Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anthony from Judah International Christian Center, Inc., The Right Reverend Dr. Barbara Etta Austin Lucas from Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship, Rev. Diane Jacques St. Surin Esq. from The Cortelyou Road Church of God (All from Brooklyn, NY) , and Rev. Maggie Howard from Stapleton U.A.M.E Church in Staten Island. We give thanks to Northfield Bank and Assembly Woman Rodneyse Bichotte.
Girls had the opportunity to become engaged in community service work and to tour the United Nations as well as attend a special project presented by Chaplain, Rev. Dionne Boissiere of the Church Center for the United Nations in March, as part of Women’s History Month celebration.
At the end of the project each participating girl received a savings bond which will go towards their education and a certification of completion.
The overall goal of this project is to help young girls to acquire the knowledge, ability, and skills to perform community service projects and to become more civic minded.